During the week of April 8 through 14, the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.

April 8 – 14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study – they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Libraries of all types have long been evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Diverse groups including elected officials, small business owners and students depend upon libraries and the resources they offer. Resources like e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners and programs for job seekers are just a few ways libraries and librarians are transforming to lead their communities. Community members can also develop their own leadership skills at the library, with endless opportunity to build skills and confidence through resources and programming.

The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library helps lead the community by offering genealogical resources, passport assistance, fingerprint services, and free internet access just to name a few of the many resources available in addition to books, videos and more.

“The library helps lead our community by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said Sonja Eyler, Library Director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who seek information and access to technologies to improve their quality of life.”

The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by giving amnesty for late fees on overdue books.

For more information on the library and its services, please contact the library by phone at (207) 764-2571, in person at 39 Second Street, or on the web at http://www.pimainelibrary.org 

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